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Metal Cutting

Material removal through cutting, turning, milling, drilling, grinding, tapping and more using machinery such as laser cutting systems, plasma cutting systems, oxyfuel cutting systems, milling machines, drill presses, lathes, horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, turning centers, multitasking machines, electrical discharge machines and other equipment assisted by Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numerical Control (CNC), automation and robotics.

Why Prospecting Fails and What To Do About It

How to engage prospects so they want to find you. It's called Pull Prospecting.
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Automation/Robotics

Seeing the Way to the Factory of the Future

Why machine vision is a crucial technology for Industry 4.0.
CAD/CAM Software

Staying Lean with CAM

Advanced CNC programming software allows this shop to capture business with improved “one and done” efficiencies on their multi-axis equipment, from one-offs to tens of thousands of parts. Their quality and pricing is now so competitive that it is more economical to buy the part locally than pay for shipping.
Drilling Machines

Under the Hood: Automotive Machining

New powertrain components. More sensors and electronics parts. Increasing part complexity. Difficult to cut materials. Faster delivery. How do automotive suppliers navigate to profitability through this stormy sea of lightweighting and driverless cars? 
Gear Cutting Machines

Gear Production: Higher Speed, Closer Precision

Automated threaded wheel grinding on gear production machines has now been boosted by an order of magnitude with increased machining accuracy to DIN class 3.
Grinding Machines

Gear Hobbers and Control Migration

This is the story of how Bourn & Koch upgraded its older gear hobbers to advanced CNC systems to machine large bull and cluster gears, worms, shafts, splines and pinions for the defense and aerospace, oil/gas drilling, mining, heavy equipment and power generation industries.
Honing Machines

Gun Barrel Honing System Hits Target

Take a look at how this honing machine outshoots hand lapping in the manufacture of precision rifle barrels at Pac-Nor Barreling.
Horizontal Machining Centers

Flying High: Aerospace Machine Tools

Competition can be brutal in the aerospace supply chain. To help your shop stay competitive on job bidding, these new machines can hit your bottom line by saving more time and labor, processing ever more complex parts quicker and more accurately – and doing it all with less of that extremely expensive material.
Laser Cutting

Micromachining: No More Constraints

The latest femtosecond laser technology from Raydiance can reduce cost per part by 20 percent to 50 percent and reduce product design, prototyping and development from months to as little as 24 hours.
Lathes

Rebuilding American Manufacturing, One Veteran at a Time

A perfect storm: One million veterans leave the service every five years as a projected two million manufacturing jobs go unfilled in the U.S. over the next decade due to lack of skilled labor. Take a closer look at how veterans are forging new careers in metalworking through Workshops for Warriors – and how manufacturers can put skin in the game with support.
Machine Controls

Improving Lead Time and Reducing Costs at Norwood

To meet market demand for faster delivery of larger and stiffer rotor shafts, the huge WFL M80 mill-turn at Siemens Norwood has a turning, boring and milling unit arm that can perform 20 distinct CNC operations across five axes.
Marking Machines

What You Must Know About Single Mode Fiber Laser Markers

The single mode fiber laser marker has best-in-class beam quality that translates to fine marking capabilities plus effective micromachining for drilling, cutting, scribing, ablation for a variety of applications. 
Milling Machines

Going Deep: Oil and Gas

As the oil and gas industry explores new technology to innovate, minimize costs, and help contribute to achieving a lower-emissions environment, equipment and parts suppliers must dig deep to find ways to reduce their costs, improve their delivery times and increase component quality. Here are some of the latest machine tools and other equipment that can help them get the job done.
Multitasking Machines

The Fine Tuning Evolution of Multi-tasking Machines

Think this technology has leveled off? Think again. Some of the latest advancements include integral-motor roller cam-style turrets, 90 deg-configured turrets, enhanced lower turrets, direct-drive milling spindles and servo drilling tailstocks. And that's not all.
Ram EDM Machines

A Hole New Game: Precision EDM Holemaking Goes Smaller, Deeper and Faster

While hole-popper systems are quite capable of generating very small accurate holes with good surface quality, advanced EDM drilling systems dramatically increase a shop’s capability to consistently produce tiny holes that are even more accurate and with higher quality.
Software

Creating an App to Simplify CNC Operator Processes

Because the fully open OSP control from Okuma allows for complete customization, Moser Engineering was empowered to innovate an app on their own.
Vertical Machining Centers

Getting Better All the Time

The eye-opening story of how one vertical machining center renovated a small machine shop that makes prototypes and runs small batches for electronics, aerospace, glass and industrial printing applications.
Wire EDM Machines

Soft Wired: Cutting High Taper Angles with Wire EDM

The ability to accurately and efficiently machine taper cuts using soft wire has opened up new areas of opportunity for moldmakers in aerospace, medical, electronics and other applications. Here are some ways to overcome the challenges faced when cutting high taper angles. 
Metal Cutting: Products

WESTEC 2017

The leading manufacturing event on the West Coast returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on September 12-14 and this special Show-in-Print provides technical reviews of some of the machinery, tooling, systems and accessories that will be exhibited to help you navigate the show floor and manage your time while you’re there.

WESTEC 2017 (Part Two)

The leading manufacturing event on the West Coast returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on September 12-14 and this special Show-in-Print provides technical reviews of some of the machinery, tooling, systems and accessories that will be exhibited to help you navigate the show floor and manage your time while you’re there.

Additive Manufacturing Simulation, Verification and Optimization Software

Powered by the same NC code that drives the hybrid CNC machine, simulation in the new Additive Manufacturing capability of VERICUT 8.1 from CGTech verifies laser function, detects collisions between the machine and additive part, checks accurate laser cladding and material deposition, and finds errors, voids, and misplaced material.
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